Office building begun at ONS

July 30, 2013

A contractor has begun work on a multi-story office building within the grounds of the Oconee Nuclear Station. It’s a project that the county’s recently-issued builder’s permit values at $16.2 million. B-J Gatten at the World of Energy says though the building will rise five stories, it won’t be nearly as high as other buildings,…

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Whooping cough shot new requirement for 7th grade

July 30, 2013

Mass vaccination clinics are being held this summer across the state to immunize children against the whooping cough. The shot is a new requirement for 7th graders to attend school this year. DHEC’s free clinic in Oconee County will take place 9 a-m to 4 p-m Tuesday, August 13 at the Shaver Recreation Complex in…

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Rain-filled pond concern for Westminster

July 30, 2013

A large body of water leftover from the days of the Beacon textile plant is creating concern for Westminster. Rhett Smith, a Westminster representative to the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, calls it a pre-treatment sewer pond. The pond has been filling with rain water and the concern, Smith said, is over pollution and health. The…

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Police presence for safety reasons

July 30, 2013

Two Athens, Georgia man were arrested in Oconee County and charged with crimes as part of a drug investigation conducted by the Seneca police early Sunday morning on highway 11. Chief John Covington says his officers were there as part of a mutual aid request from the Oconee Sheriff’s Department in the vicinity of the…

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Husband considered primary aggressor

July 30, 2013

Sheriff’s officers say their investigation of an incident late yesterday afternoon at a Townville home points to the husband as the primary aggressor, even though the husband suffered multiple stab wounds. According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the husband was jailed on a temporary custody order upon his release last evening from…

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Section of Dr. John’s Road off limits

July 30, 2013

A section of the Dr. John’s Road near Barrett Way has been temporarily closed by the DOT and corrections are being planned for what was a slide caused by a weather-related problem. A temporary detour is being arranged, and the motoring public is asked to proceed cautiously. Mike Smith, DOT resident maintenance engineer, says because…

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